Photo: Rose Goddard

James Sturkey makes drawings that show the interior architecture of public toilets, themed fences and facades, and the decorative paraphernalia of restaurant franchises. Such subjects, which for Sturkey are passions, are as banal as much as they are built upon the idea of phantasmatic potential. His sculptural works bring them to life like elements of theatrical staging, whereby the viewer finds themselves both comfortably familiar and yet alienated as the sustaining artifices of everyday life are made explicit.